Cooking Goals

Functional skills program

Cooking Goals focuses on developing the functional life skills of individuals through teaching them the principles of meal preparation, organisational skills and time management. Through working in small groups, individuals are encouraged and supported to further develop their social and communication skills.


Working in small groups, participants will follow step by step instructions throughout the preparation process, from chopping to cooking and finally serving their meals. Cooking Goals encourages participants to experience the joy of cooking and the different sensory experiences and share this experience with their peers and families.


Through support from our mentors and role modelling, Cooking Goals can assist individuals to develop the following skills:

  • Sensory Processing: How we receive and process information from our environment and react to this information. This information includes: sights, sounds, smell, taste and touch.
  • Social Skills: The skills we use to communicate and interact with others, including use of appropriate language and non-verbal cues, and understanding the ‘rules’ like turn taking and active listening. These skills also include play skills, conflict resolution and risk awareness.
  • Fine and gross motor skills.
  • Communication skills through turn taking and following instructions.
  • Positive and appropriate relationships, through reinforcement of social norms when Functional life skills.

Sensory Processing

Adolescent Group: Our adolescent group is open to young people 10 to 16 years old.

Young Adult Group: Our young adult group is open to individuals 17 to 20 years old.

Wednesdays 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Christie Downs Community Centre
Corner of Flaxmill and Morton Roads, Christie Downs, SA 5164

$146.31 per session – 10 week program is a total cost of $1,463.10

Next Program
The next 10 week Adolescent Cooking Goals program starts Wednesday February 7th, and the final session is Wednesday April 11th 2018